The combined 1996 first team All-America selections of the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America (NSCAA) and the 11 Soccer America MVPs. Holdovers from the combined 1995 All-America team are in bold type.
GOALKEEPERS— John Busch, NC-Charlotte, Jr.; Scott Coufal, Indiana, Sr.
DEFENDERS— Tahj Jakins, UCLA, Sr.; Pete Santora, Furman, Jr.; John Stratton, Air Force, Sr.; Kevin Daly, St. John's, Jr.
MIDFIELDERS— Mike Fisher, Virginia, Sr.; Steve Klein, Bowling Green, Sr.; Mike Mekelburg, S. Florida, Sr.; Ricardo Joseph, St. John's, Sr.; Alen Kozic, Florida International, So.
FORWARDS— Tony Kuhn, Vanderbilt, Jr.; Ignace Moleka, Florida International, Sr.; Johnny Torres, Creighton, Jr.; Andrew Williams, Rhode Island, Jr.; Siggi Eyjolfsson, NC-Greensboro, So; Waughn Hughes, William & Mary, Sr.